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Claude Edison McCray

October 21, 1931 March 3, 2019
Claude Edison McCray
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Obituary for Claude Edison McCray

Claude Edison McCray, 87, of Bridgewater, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at his home.

He was born in Highland County on October 21, 1931, and was a son of the late Joseph and Etta Florence (Smith) McCray.

Claude retired from Ethan Allen after over 30 years of service. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Ray of Hope Pentecostal Church.

He was united in marriage on June 1, 1955 to Norma Jean (Varner) McCray, who preceded him in death on July 16, 2016.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda L. Smith and husband James, of Rockingham and Joy Lynn McCray, of Bridgewater; a sister, Mary Simmons, of Maryland; grandson, James R. Smith and wife Tammy, of Staunton; a granddaughter, Misty McCray, of Broadway; great-grandson, Gracen Carothers McCray; great-granddaughter, Bayleigh Wilberger-McCray; a special dog, Harley.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Ann McCray and a son, Edison Junior McCray, and three brothers, Joe, Brown and Clyde, and five sisters, Adelene, Ethel, Lydia, Janet and Florence.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater with Rev. Jimmy Kite and Chaplain David Kite officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg with military rites by the Dayton American Legion Post #27.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 AM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ray of Hope Pentocoatal Church, Building Fund 1450 Reservoir St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or Sentara RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.


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Previous Events

visitation

Wednesday

6

Mar

10:30 AM 3/6/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA

funeral service

Wednesday

6

Mar

12:00 PM 3/6/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 3/6/2019 1:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Rev. Jimmy Kite and Chaplain David Kite officiating. Burial will follow service.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA

Cemetery Details

Location

Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3289 Spotswood Trail
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

3289 Spotswood Trail Harrisonburg 22801 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ray of Hope Pentecostal Church

Building Fund
1450 Reservoir Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Sentara-RMH Hospice

2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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